Here is the pre-drilled kit landing gear as supplied by Zenair, Midland. The front gear leg is pre-built / assembled as is the main gear assembly. The front gear has been re-designed "boxed in" for strength. The main gear 4130 parts need to be primed & painted. Tires are aviation grade from Aircraft Spruce. The rims are supplied by GROVE and brakes are included in the supplied package. All first quality parts.

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Comment by Bob McDonald on December 30, 2011 at 6:55am


My kit came up short on several types of rivets, and 3M Marine Sealant. An e-mail to Zenair, Midland brought a fast response and re-supply. No one at Zenair actually counts the rivets in the kit.Iit is done by weight and if the person doing the weighing has a bad day or forgets to match the calibration of the weigh scales to match type of rivet... an incorrect rivet count occurs. The modified front gear is a relatively recent change, I suspect real world field testing revealed a design weakness which has resulted in a change by Zenair.

Comment by Pete Hicks on December 30, 2011 at 1:56am
Hi Bob, I purchased 1450 kit only nine months ago and am currently fixing extrusions to bulkheads. The kit is marked #2 and was supplied with the superseded rivets, unmodified nose gear amongst other things. I have been getting things changed as I become aware of them. Today I discovered there is insufficient ss-512 and ss-616 rivets, as only 300, and 16 respectively were provided.
I was wondering how old your kit is or what number it is?
Comment by Mark Maltais on December 25, 2011 at 8:31pm

SWEET!  Looks pretty solid.  Hopefully will be getting the amphib kit in the near future...just have to finish building the plane first! :D

Comment by Andre Levesque on December 25, 2011 at 10:23am

That size wheels and tires will provide good ground clearance.

Getting closer Bob!


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